Applying for a PhD
In order to gain admission to a PhD programme at unibz, you need to take part in a public competition.
Anyone can apply to take part in the competition to study for a PhD here, regardless of age or citizenship; however, you will need to belong to these categories:
Declaration of equivalent value
If you have obtained a foreign university qualification, you need to submit a document proving that you have access to university (and, specifically, to equivalent courses to the one you are applying for) in the country in which you have obtained such qualification.
Then, you need to:
It is possible to apply for the selection from the day the public call for competition is published.
In order to apply, you need to:
Warning: applying online is the only way to take part in the competition. Applications that are incomplete, lacking the documents listed in the text of the public call, or received by e-mail will not be considered valid. All documents need to be uploaded on the portal, and not sent via e-mail.
Tuition fees for PhD programmes for 2019/20 are €163,50. In addition, we request a registration contribution of € 30,00 to process your application.
For PhD programmes, there are places available with and without scholarship. Those PhD candidates eligible for a scholarship will receive an annual allowance of €17.000,00 gross, including tax. This translates into a monthly net wage of roughly €1.250.
Here you can read more about how much you might spend and about the living costs in the cities where our campuses are located.
If your name is in the list of successful applicants for your chosen PhD programme, the Italian embassy or consulate will provide you with a visa for study/university purposes.
By law, you will have to apply for a residence permit within 8 working days since arriving in Italy. As soon as you arrive, please go to the Ufficio didattico (Study and Tuition Service) of unibz, where you will be provided with any information you may need.
Italian tax identification number (Codice fiscale)
You will need to request a 'codice fiscale', the Italian tax identification number, which is the unique number attributed to citizens living and working in Italy for their interaction with the government and local administration. To obtain one, you need to go to the local office of the Italian revenue agency, Agenzia delle Entrate, with your passport and with proof that you have applied for the residence permit.
In order to obtain state healthcare and register with a GP while you are studying in Italy, you will need to go to the local health unit (Azienda Sanitaria Locale - ASL) to register with the Italian national health service (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale - SSN) and bring the following documents:
and, if you are a scholarship recipient:
The amount that will be paid is:
These amounts will be valid for the whole calendar year (from 1st January to 31st December), cannot be divided and cannot be paid retroactively. Their validity cannot in any case go beyond the expiry date of the residence permit.